Originally Posted by CCCLVII
...it clearly shows it does not spook the deer too much, is it always like that?
I can't speak to hunting with a supressor except to say that protecting your ears is enough of an advantage, anything else is just icing.
What I will say is that in regards to hunting, NOTHING is ever "always like that". I've shot deer with short(er)-barreled (18") 12ga shotgun when they were at distances of 15 or 20 FEET and had the others in the herd stand there looking at me like nothing happened and I've seen deer jump and run from a shot fired hundreds of yards away that wasn't even in their direction.
So, no, you can't count on that reaction, or any other reaction.
Still happily answering to the call-sign Peetza.
The problem, as you so eloquently put it, is choice.
He is no fool who gives what he can not keep to gain what he can not lose.
-Jim Eliott, paraphrasing Philip Henry.